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English Language Development (ELD) Program Specialist Long Term Substitute - Language, Culture, & Equity

Information specific to this position:
Percentage: 20%
Work calendar days: 188 days
Duration of position: Remainder of School Year 
Benefits include: PERA retirement
Will be paid the long-term substitute rate of $175.00/day 
The substitute must have a valid Colorado teaching license with same endorsement as classroom's regular teacher. 

Job Description:
Responsible for collaborating with teachers, administrators, ELD staff members, and the families of multilingual learners throughout the school district to provide linguistic and academic support to students who are developing English proficiency.

Job Tasks:
1. Collaborate with administrators to ensure that research-based Language Instructional Education Programs (LIEPs) and English language development is in place for all identified students acquiring English.
2. Integrate the Colorado English Language Proficiency (CELP) standards by facilitating: a. Whole school professional development. b. Embedded, ongoing professional development during Professional Learning Communities (PLC) meetings. c. Classroom support to ensure all multilingual learners have access to grade-level academic content material. d. Professional learning opportunities for ELD.
3. Assist with: a. The identification of students for ELD programming, adhering to the PSD ELD identification process. b. Developing Unified Improvement Plan goals and ELD action plans that address achievement.
4. Work with instructional staff to ensure that content is driven by the Colorado Academic Standards.
5. Provide ELD representation on various district teams, including the Multi-Tiered Systems of Support team and the Student Success Team.
6. Provide training on the administration and analysis of state-mandated and district language proficiency tests.
7. Collaborate with: a. Teachers, support personnel, administrators, and other providers to enhance instruction and improve student outcomes. b. Colleagues in team and building-based meetings and discussions.
8. Demonstrate a commitment to: a. Understand, appreciate, and make accommodations for student diversity. b. Include and engage families in the student’s education. c. Support all Poudre School District policies, procedures, and expectations. d. Provide personal and professional excellence. e. Leadership on behalf of multilingual students.
9. Lead and participate in: a. District level ELD leadership team meetings. b. Social, cultural, interscholastic, and extracurricular activities. c. Professional development courses required by the state, district, and ELD department and other growth opportunities.
10. Attend work and arrive in a timely manner.
11. Perform other duties as assigned.

Education, Experience and Licenses required:
-Bachelor’s degree with proper teaching licensure or special service provider program required.
-Master’s degree in culturally and linguistically diverse education or related field preferred.
-Experience in an educational setting with students and/or families preferred.
-CPR and First Aid certifications encouraged.

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